okay I installed a 256gb ssd in the 2.5 mini along with 8gb ram the good deal from newegg 20 bucks a stick! I ran a few tests with the 2.5 today using a 256gb ssd and 8gb ram. I got high geekbench scores of http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/451251 7147 http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/451250 7158 I tested the gpu card out by playing kati perry's friday night at 1080p from you tube a few stutters but heck my mac pro stutters so I just think it is internet link. when I played it at 720p and played big buck bunny at 1080p it froze big buck bunny with long 1 to 3 three second pauses . playing it alone was fine I also got the machine to pull 55 watts. the gpu got to 10.5 watts playing the 1080p version of kati perry while I was hand braking big buck bunny. what does this all mean. it will handle 1080p well. it is going to be meh with the big 27 inch screen Now this is why the quad can't have the gpu. watching a video and doing handbrake is something people will do. playing a video game and doing handbrake is also common enough. pulling 55 watts out of 85 watts without any fw use without any usb other then the keyboard means the overhead is not big enough for the psu. I suspect that people with a lot of usb hang on gear and some fw gear may have problems with a lack of power.